The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States.
Black Parents Matter: Triumphs and Challenges
Date and Time
March 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and Charleston Freedom School
A candid conversation on the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the lived experiences of three parents. By sharing their stories our presenters will lead us into an exploration of old and new approaches that can help the Black family and community navigate today’s environment.
Bill Davis, retired educator and author of Baba and the Crew
Jane Dunhamn, Founder and Director of National Black Disabilities Coalition and author of The Way of Freedom and Life (Summer 2021)
Kevin Smith, Principal, C.E. Williams Middle School, Charleston, SC
The Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies examines the historical migration and scattering of African populations to local geographical areas and the subsequent evolution of blended cultures, specifically Gullah. CCU’s location at the northern tip of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor puts it in a unique position for diaspora study and research. The work of the institute provides students with experiential learning opportunities, both at home and abroad, that center on interconnections among local, national, and global peoples and their societies. The Institute is also a catalyst for community involvement.
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On Tuesday, February 2nd the Charleston County Council passed the following resolution in honor of Black History Month
Join the archival staff at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a discussion on the role of archivists and archives in preserving family histories
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 via Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Sponsored by the Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and the Charleston Freedom School
Event is free and open to the public
Please use the form below to register for the event or click the link here
Volume One of the Black Matriarch Zine is now available!
The Goal of the Black Matriarch Zine is to honoring black women and the role they play in shaping black families, as matriarchs. Members of the African diaspora submit images and video documentation of black elders, whether they may be grandmothers, great-aunts, godmothers, or caregivers. The goal: “to create an ongoing archive commemorating the black women in our lives who were crucial in our upbringing.” ~ Alkebuluan Merriweather
PROGRAM 1: PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING 2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH THEME; “THE BLACK FAMILY”
DATE: February 1, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: Julie Monroe, President of Charleston Area Branch of ASALH
SPONSOR: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH
DESCRIPTION: This event is designed to promote the celebration of Black History Month and the year-long activity of the branch focused on theme “The Black Family.”
PROGRAM 2: “THE BLACK FAMILY: FINDING AND TELLING YOUR FAMILY STORY”
DATE: February 13, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
SPONSORS: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH, The Avery Research Center, Charleston Freedom School
DESCRIPTION: This event is the first in a year-long series of activities to encourage and promote the research, preservation, and sharing of the histories of Black families. The Avery Research Center will present approaches that we can use to construct historical narratives that reveal the identity and diversity of our families. Participants will also learn how to utilize the resources of the Avery Research Center in researching and preserving their family stories.
Announcing the 2021 Black History Month Virtual Festival Celebrating the 95th Annual Black History Theme—“The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” 🙌🏽
In these extraordinary times, ASALH has shifted from its traditional in-person luncheon, to a virtual month long celebration. Many of the events are #free and will be shown on #ASALHTV.
Marquee is a ticketed event, and tickets are available for purchase. Join us!
#ASALHFamily #ASALHfam #ASALH2021 #BlackHistoryMonth